This article describes how to split audio files using CUE metadata.
To split the audio files you'll need to install
If you want to split iso/bin files, you will need
You'll need to install decoders to read the files, for example:
To encode files to any format other than wav you'll need to install encoders, for example:
To tag the files you'll need extra tools such as:
To split a disc audio file accompanied by a cue sheet use the shnsplit command, for example:
shnsplit -f file.cue file.ape
To split bin files with cue sheets use
bchunk -v -w file.bin file.cue out
All these commands produce .wav files. You probably want to compress the audio files with formats like flac or mp3.
shnsplits gives the possibility to convert on the fly to most lossless formats, like flac. It can be used like so:
shnsplit -f file.cue -o flac file.ape
If you need more control over the conversion you may change the converter parameters inline:
shnsplit -f file.cue -o "flac flac -s -8 -o %f -" file.ape
The formats shnsplit supports can be view using the command
You'll needto use cuetag.sh.
To copy the metadata from a cue sheet to the splitted files you can use:
cuetag.sh file.cue *.mp3
or if you need to select only certain files:
cuetag.sh file.cue track01.mp3 track02.mp3 track03.mp3 track04.mp3
cuetag.sh supports id3 tags for .mp3 files and vorbis tags for .ogg and .flac files.
- This is a script that splits and converts files to tagged FLAC: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=75774.
- You can also try the split2flac or split2flac-git script from the AUR.
- You may also use flacon or flacon-git , a graphical Qt program that splits, converts and tags album audio files into song audio files.